Tag Archives: Beer
August 28, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
There’s a dog at my heels convinced that he needs a potty break, an empty suitcase that I need to fill in the next 24 hours and a boatload of news and information that I want to share.
You could say I’m in a bit of a tizzy.
This is going to be a down-and-dirty post. There’s so much happening in Louisville and in my own life that I have to do some USA Today-style bullets to give you a rundown of all the fabulous food events happening in town and a couple of updates from Ashlee Eats HQ.
So take a deep breath, and pray that my dog, Roscoe, can hold his composure until I finish this post.
Bits and Pieces: Shaved ice trucks, brewery battles and other Kentucky food news from the web, 5.24.13Leave a comment
May 24, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
- Lexington brewery West Sixth Brewing is being sued by the company that makes Magic Hat beer. Magic Hat says that West Sixth’s logo is just a little too similar to the logo for the company’s #9 beer. This has stirred up quite a mess, especially if anyone from Lexington is in your Facebook timeline. What do you think? (Business First of Lexington)
- Looks like a New Albany location of The Comfy Cow ice cream shop will probably be in the company’s future. (Eater Louisville, Business First of Louisville)
- The folks behind Lil Cheezers have debuted a new food truck called the Snowie Shaved Ice bus. (Consuming Louisville)
- The local franchisee for Potbelly Sandwich Shop plans to open a branch of the restaurant in The Summit this fall. This would be the national chain’s second Louisville location. (Business First of Louisville)
- Speaking of breweries, a restaurant called Granite City Food and Brewery will open early next year on South Hurstbourne Parkway, just south of Shelbyville Road. (Business First of Louisville)
- The Chocolate Bar FINALLY opened in Westport Village. Obviously, I will need to introduce myself to my new neighbor. (Megabites Louisville)
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September 24, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
- Mozz, a restaurant on Market Street, is no more. (Insider Louisville)
- Louisville Craft Beer Week, a celebration of Louisville’s beer scene, is going on right now. (Consuming Louisville)
- Hammerheads, a restaurant on Swan Street, is featured in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living. (Hammerheads’ Facebook page)
- Dish on Market in downtown Louisville will give patrons a 5 percent discount on their meal if they leave their phones at the door with the maitre d’. (Business First of Louisville)
- Spinelli’s Pizzeria has opened a location in Okolona, but it’s pick-up and delivery only (Spinelli’s Facebook page)
- Louisville-based Papa John’s has opened its first restaurant in Azerbaijan. (Business First of Louisville)
Know of other food news in Louisville and the surrounding area? Leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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September 7, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
The promise of cheap food close to my home was the only thing that could get me in Joe’s Older Than Dirt, a tavern in Lyndon.
Framed, autographed headshots of visiting country singers and a couple of deer heads filled a wood-paneled wall where I ate my dinner. A cornhole game was assembling in the expansive outdoor patio as I headed home. And there’s plenty of cheap beer on tap, which seemed to be the main attraction that brought patrons to Joe’s.
I don’t know much about country music (though I love me some Johnny Cash). I know less about cornhole. And I can name on one hand the beers I can tolerate.
Fortunately, stepping out of my comfort zone paid off. There’s a lot more to Joe’s than a few good drinks. This is a bar with hearty platters of food with prices that compliment the beer specials.
Joe’s has been around since 1937, when Joe Keal opened a tavern near what is now the corners of Lyndon Lane and New LaGrange Road, according to the information on Joe’s menu. His clientele was passengers from the nearby railway station that he sometimes picked up with a horse and buggy.
Times have changed, and so has Joe’s. The tavern was expanded over the years, so patrons can have a drink, watch some ESPN on several flatscreens and a projector, play a little cornhole outside or enjoy some karaoke or a live performer depending on the day of the week.
And then there’s the food.
August 3, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
The Paper, a monthly publication all about our fair city for which I freelance, is turning one. What better way …
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May 17, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
A pal of one of my Twitter buddies is doing some market research in an effort to start a brewery. …